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Everyone Hail to the Pumpkin Song

by Ashley on August 6, 2009

In my mind, the start of August means the start of Halloween… time to prepare and plan for a most favorite holiday! And no waiting for September this year (so I don’t look bat shit crazy for planning so early)!

As the boy & I plot whether we can plan a trip to New Orleans for this favored weekend, I start plotting my costumes…(in reality, the costumes I’ve been thinking about all year…)

Lady Gaga!

While this gal is busy dominating all things celebrity, her style is fun & perfect for Halloween. For the demure, admiring fangirl, it’s a chance to really go bold like she’s always wanted to try.  If you’re insane like I am, it’s a chance to break out of your boring business duds & in to what you wish you could REALLY wear.

Perk: Depending on how Gaga you go, you’re well equipped for a hot dance floor or come packing your own defense mechanisms from horny Halloween hands!

Needs: “hair” bow, Marni-esque pumps, jumpsuits & body suits, body covered in rhinestones, dramatic glasses, blonde bob (or long blonde locks). (I’ll even help you find your wig!)

Lady of the Masquerade


If I make it to NOLA, this is a strong contender. A fun, playful, mysterious costume ala Venetian Carnival or Masquerade Balls. It brings to mind many things– Labyrinth, films like Vanity Fair and Dangerous Beauty.

Perks: Cool again for a crowded dance floor. Lots of layering options if you’ll be out and about trick or treating & house hopping and it’s chilly outside (think long sleeved flouncy shirts, and lace tights layered over leggings).

Needs: For me? A great bodice set from Damsel in this Dress and mask from Leather Art Works. You can check out more amazing mask options on Etsy here.  It’s also a fine opportunity for a wig–I know I’ll use it as a chance to wear this gorgeous blonde, burgundy, carmel, & pink wig I have for the FIRST TIME EVER (trust me, it’s gorgeous!).

♥ Joan Holloway

Another likely and possible option for me is the delightful, sexy, and savvy Miss Holloway.  Why not? A great sexy, but modest character if you’re handing out candy to the kiddies, playful for an office party, and great if  you have a fellow on your arm (make him dress up as Don Draper or Roger Sterling!).

Perks: Inoffensive to most people.  Sexy, comfortable, and stylish enough to take you from handing out candy to the office party to your favorite dive bar afterwards.  Only recognizable to those who are big fans of the show, too– I always love a costume that’s open to interpretation!  It’s an especially great costume for the in-betweenie or plus-sized girl… just as sexy as those gals in Leg Avenue costumes & much more flattering!

Needs: Red wig (Unless you have natural ginger locks); a great wiggle dress; 50s inspired shoes; a girdle and bullet bra with stockings for period accuracy and a more defined shape.  Joan always seems to have earrings, a necklace, watch and bracelets on, so no need to keep your bling simple! A great scarf adds neck details, too.

Three months, chickies! Only three months to come up with a dazzling and delightful costume (or COSTUMES!).  Whee!



Fashionable Earth October 29, 2009 at 12:30 pm

YES!! We also have tips on dressing like miss gaga for halloween:

Candy October 21, 2009 at 9:46 pm

I want Lady Gaga!!!
.-= Candy´s last blog ..Intérêt? =-.

arianna October 2, 2009 at 7:34 pm

i like lady gaga as a singer she sings good but some peole think she was a guy but she wasnt who ever said that they better be sorry???????????? n i love poperotzy(i dont now how to spell it)lol
.-= arianna´s last blog ..IFB Presents: Links á la Mode =-.

Nat August 22, 2009 at 5:24 am

Would anyone think that doing the lady gaga thing, but with LONG BLACK HAIR AND A BLACK HAIR BOW would work out as long as you keep everything else still gaga-ish?

Ashe Mischief August 8, 2009 at 2:34 pm

I’m glad that more of you are loving Halloween & the early planning like I am! (Phew!)

Gilda, it makes me sad you haven’t got to do Halloween up right… maybe this year?!? Also, I totally bet you could make your own amazing bow!

Lady J, the nice thing about Halloween on Saturday this year is more days to dress up! I always plan to for Friday & Saturday AT LEAST.

Ashley, NOLA & Halloween is fantastic. It’s like Mardi Gras, but much more local & intimate, I find. Same great costumes & drunkeness, sans the tourists ;)

Emily, I think the masquerade one would have lots of great diversity for other events/parties throughout the years, too…

Hannahlizabeth, I’d totally come to your parties frocked up in costumes! & I love you for throwing them!

gilda rêvasseur August 6, 2009 at 11:08 pm

someone could dress as lady gaga before she got famous and had no stylist. HAAHAHA.

i bought hair bows on the internet!!! but they were so badly made!!! i was so annoyed! i want halloween to be tomorrow. i couldn’t celebrate the past 2 years because both times i had classes at parsons till 9pm and by that time i was ready for bed. so pathetic.
.-= gilda rêvasseur´s last blog’s get-up 20july09 =-.

Hannahlizabeth August 6, 2009 at 9:10 pm

Ooh gaga is such a good idea!

Halloween is my faaavourite holiday, I try to make every party-occasion dress up but Halloween seems to be the only time people actually comply haha.
.-= Hannahlizabeth´s last blog ..Good Mail Day =-.

Emily August 6, 2009 at 9:01 pm

ooh, love them all but I think the Lady of the Masquerade is my favorite. Gets me looking forward to Halloween!
.-= Emily´s last blog ..Weigh in | 8.6.09 =-.

Alicia August 6, 2009 at 9:26 pm

OOOH! It’s gonna be a fun one this year. I wonder how many Gaga’s I’ll see…I may even…can’t go pantsless that often during the year. =D
.-= Alicia´s last blog ..There is no point to this… =-.

Ashley August 6, 2009 at 2:37 pm

The Lady Gaga costume is brilliant! hehe, this Halloween, my best friend and I are dressing up as G-Unit thugs. I wish wish wish I could go down to Nola for Halloween. I miss that city SO MUCH. The locals told us that Halloween in Nola is better than Marde Gras!
.-= Ashley´s last blog ..Style Inspiration: Prep School Goth =-.

Michelle August 6, 2009 at 2:10 pm

Ooh, I’m SO excited for Halloween even though I don’t have any plans yet! I think I might do a female version of V (from V for Vendetta, o’course), but I don’t know if I can handle wearing a full-face mask the whole night. Other options right now include Marla Singer, Satine, April O’Neil or one of the Firefly/Serenity ladies. Love your ideas dear! :D
.-= Michelle´s last blog ..A Shoe Sale of Amazonian Fluevogian Proportions! =-.

Tara August 6, 2009 at 2:17 pm

Ooooohhh…Joan Holloway!! Love it! You’re like me — I’m always making mental notes about Halloween costumes!
.-= Tara´s last blog ..HUGE SALE on EVERYTHING at A Single Charm Vintage! =-.

Kate August 6, 2009 at 1:17 pm

Well I certainly won’t be gettin’ my thighs out come halloween so Gaga is out… but Joan, now I could totally do Joan. Top suggestions!

birdie August 6, 2009 at 12:56 pm

Uh oh… don’t EVEN get me started on Halloween…..
.-= birdie´s last blog ..Beauty Defined =-.

emily August 6, 2009 at 11:52 am

i love all of these ideas! i’ve never dressed up as a celebrity, but the lady gaga one seems good… then again, i already have a masquerade type mask… good thing i have a few months to decide! :)
.-= emily´s last blog ..jailbird =-.

Fajr || Stylish Thought August 6, 2009 at 10:26 am

Haha, the early bird gets the best costume! Lady Gaga would be an awesome costume and totally an excuse to go pantless!
.-= Fajr || Stylish Thought´s last blog ..Who Wears the Pants? A Tale of Boyfriend Jeans =-.

Jennine August 6, 2009 at 10:02 am

oh my… i would wear these every day.. but then again, you know how i feel about halloween… i could start with costumes right now!
.-= Jennine´s last blog ..Gone Bananas =-.

GG August 6, 2009 at 7:47 am

Wow, you’re really planning ahead! The Lady Gaga costume is fantastic, I really love that hair bow.

Lady Julianne le Fay August 6, 2009 at 8:21 am

I need to find an event to go to, fast! Although, to be honest, I’d dress up on Halloween even if the farthest I travel is downstairs to get a biscuit.

Don’t you think Halloween should be extended into a long weekend? Then you could wear ALL those costumes, and more besides! Can you imagine? Halloween breakfasts, lunches, dinners and parties for three days, all requiring costumes…okay I’ve got to find the right authority to submit this idea to now.
.-= Lady Julianne le Fay´s last blog ..Between the Covers: Women’s Magazines and their Readers, at The Women’s Library =-.

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